Organization profile

Organisation profile

English Studies has four broad areas of research strength:


English Literature: As well as offering research experience in all areas of literary studies, from the Renaissance to the present, staff in English have specialisms in Canadian Literature, digital humanities, Scottish writing, animal studies, and literature, culture and place.


Literary Linguistics: Literary Linguistics at Strathclyde involves the application of theories and methods from linguistics to literary texts. In particular, staff and postgraduates are currently researching metrics, computational text analysis, the linguistic encoding of gender, and a range of cognitive processes involved in reading, including metaphor, and spatial representation in texts.


Creative Writing: Creative writing at the University of Strathclyde includes expertise in fiction; creative non-fiction; and poetry. Staff are also involved in publishing – in relation to publishing houses and journals, and in running literary competition (the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition), as well as in participating in and running creative writing conferences and literary festivals.


Journalism: Journalism research at Strathclyde specialises in the study of politics, representation and ethics in news. Researchers specialise in the influence of mediatisation on political discourse, the dynamic between professional news practices and objectivity, and issues of ethical conduct across investigative journalism and the theory and practice of reporting.

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writer Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
Poetry Arts & Humanities
Animals Arts & Humanities
Language Arts & Humanities
poetry Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Poem Arts & Humanities

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Kathryn Ailes

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Nadeem ASLAM

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Miles Beard

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 1983 2020

Blurred lines: the ever-decreasing distinction between fiction and nonfiction

Veerapen, S., 2 Jan 2020, The Historian 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Historical Fiction
Human Behavior

A Dangerous Trade: An Elizabethan Spy Thriller Book 1

Veerapen, S., 3 Jan 2019, London. 257 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Edwards, S., 20 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts. Brown, C. & Reid, S. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Gothic Architecture


New engineering design processes through humour

Hatcher, G. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 Oct 2016


London Metropolitan Archive Dataset

Fudge, E. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 23 Sep 2019



AHRC Leadership Fellowship

Erica Fudge (Recipient), Sep 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


AHRC Peer Review College

Churnjeet Mahn (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Appointment

AHRC Research Fellowship

David Kinloch (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1995 2020

Story Cafe Special: Mythmaking: A Feminist Guide

Rebecca Jones (Speaker)
27 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

AHTV 2020 - Barbican

Erica Fudge (Participant)
5 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

School of Humanities Seminar Series 2020 - Beyond Plant Based: Purity and Imperfection in Vegan Politics (Dr Eva Giraud)

Rebecca Jones (Participant)
19 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Digital linguistic analysis as a rehearsal tool at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Jonathan Hope (Participant), Michael Witmore (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Professional practice, training and standards


The Edinburgh World Writers' Conference - Cultural, Creative and Economic Benefits

Eleanor Bell (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Economic and commerce